Media Advisory: Panel discussion explores wind energy in North Carolina

Wake Forest University’s Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability (CEES) and the North Carolina Sierra Club will present “First in Flight, First in Wind:  Opportunities and Obstacles for Wind Energy in North Carolina” on Nov. 15.  The event is free and open to the public and will run from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Byrum Welcome Center’s Kulynych Auditorium on the Wake Forest campus.

Presentations will be followed by a moderated panel discussion.

Presenters will include:

  • Ned Farquhar, Deputy Asst. Sec. for Land & Minerals Management at the U.S. Department of the Interior.
  • John Bane, professor of Marine Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Brian O’Hara, President of the Southeast Coastal Wind Coalition
  • Jen Banks, Wind Energy Project Coordinator at the NC Solar Center
  • Craig Poff, Director of Business Development at Iberdrola Renewables
  • April Montgomery, North Carolina Representative for Invenergy Services

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